lemon(1) The Lemon Parser Generator


[-bcgmqsx ] input


is an LALR(1) parser generator for C or C++. It does the same job as bison and yacc. But is not another bison or yacc clone. It uses a different grammar syntax which is designed to reduce the number of coding errors. also uses a more sophisticated parsing engine that is faster than yacc and bison and which is both reentrant and thread-safe. Furthermore, implements features that can be used to eliminate resource leaks, making is suitable for use in long-running programs such as graphical user interfaces or embedded controllers.

will read the grammer from input and write out a parser for that grammar in the C language.


Print only the basis in report.
Don't compress the action table.
Print grammar without actions.
Output a makeheaders compatible file.
(Quiet) Don't print the report file.
Print parser stats to standard output.
Print the version number.


Driver template for the parser generator.


has been written by An D. Richard Hipp Aq [email protected] .

This manual page was written by An Guus Sliepen Aq [email protected] for the Debian GNU/Linux system.